Substitute Teacher Employment

Thank you for your interest in becoming a substitute teacher at the MSD of Martinsville. Currently, the minimum requirement is a high school diploma with a substitute teacher permit or a certified teacher license. Previous classroom experience is helpful, but not required.

Please bring the following items with you when applying to be a substitute teacher:

  • Valid U.S. Passport OR Driver’s License AND Social Security Card OR Birth Certificate
  • Voided Check (for direct deposit)

Please complete the following forms when submitting your application. These forms are on the Employment Forms page.

  • Complete Application
  • Acceptable Use Policy
  • Direct Deposit Form
  • Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Form
  • EEOC Self-Identification Form
  • I-9 Employment Eligibility Form
  • W-4 Federal Withholding Form
  • Form WH-4 Indiana Withholding Form

Background Check Policy

All applicants considered for hire after July 1, 2009, must obtain a criminal history background check subject to I.C. 20-26-5-10. This background check must be completed through an approved entity prior to receiving an offer of employment with the cost being borne by the applicant. The background check must be obtained by following this link:

Background Checks

You can send in your application prior to the background check being obtained, but your application will not be complete without the finished background check.

Teaching License

Please submit a copy of your teaching license or substitute teaching permit. If you do not currently hold a substitute teaching permit, one may be obtained by registering with the Indiana Department of Education online system, LVIS. A tutorial is also available to guide you through this process. Licenses issued under these guidelines will permit a substitute teacher to work for three calendar years. Please note, MSD of Martinsville will not approve substitute teacher permits until an expanded criminal history check has been received.

Contact Carmen Jordan at with questions.

Download this file (SUBSTITUTE HANDBOOK 2017.pdf)Substitute Handbook